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In the fine print at the end of the document lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest.

A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that
B. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses which
C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that
D. lie the clauses that makes us liable for any expenses which
E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that

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07 Mar 2016, 12:13
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The subject here is 'clauses'. So the verb takes a plural form 'lie'. A, B and C can be eliminated.

Between D and E, that again refers to clauses and hence plural form 'make' is required.

Answer: E
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08 Mar 2016, 04:28
Abhishek009 wrote:
In the fine print at the end of the document lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest.

A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that
B. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses which
C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that
D. lie the clauses that makes us liable for any expenses which
E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that

E

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Hi,
The Q tests us on following aspects:-
1) VERB:-
the object is CLAUSES and both the VERBS refer to it..
So lie and make should be PLURAL...
A,B and C are out for singular 'lies'..
D is out for singular 'makes'..
2) That/Which..
here the 'result from civil unrest.' is an essential phrase so 'THAT' is required..
B and D are Out..

Only E is left

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18 Jul 2017, 03:13
chetan2u wrote:
Abhishek009 wrote:
In the fine print at the end of the document lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest.

A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that
B. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses which
C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that
D. lie the clauses that makes us liable for any expenses which
E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that

E

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Hi,
The Q tests us on following aspects:-
1) VERB:-
the object is CLAUSES and both the VERBS refer to it..
So lie and make should be PLURAL...
A,B and C are out for singular 'lies'..
D is out for singular 'makes'..
2) That/Which..
here the 'result from civil unrest.' is an essential phrase so 'THAT' is required..
B and D are Out..

Only E is left

chetan2u
Hi Chetan2U,

I guess the subject is fine print , which is singular so it should take the singular verb Lie. (Note Lies is the plural form of lie)
and then in the second clause the "that" refers to clauses and it should take the plural verb make.
Thus, we are left with only option E.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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02 Aug 2017, 18:11
chetan2u wrote:
Abhishek009 wrote:
In the fine print at the end of the document lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest.

A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that
B. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses which
C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that
D. lie the clauses that makes us liable for any expenses which
E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that

E

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Hi,
The Q tests us on following aspects:-
1) VERB:-
the object is CLAUSES and both the VERBS refer to it..
So lie and make should be PLURAL...
A,B and C are out for singular 'lies'..
D is out for singular 'makes'..
2) That/Which..
here the 'result from civil unrest.' is an essential phrase so 'THAT' is required..
B and D are Out..

Only E is left

we have option C also where "clause" is present.
Since "Clause" is in underlined portion of the sentence. It can be both(single or multiple)
I mean what if there was a single clause that makes us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest.
How can we be sure that there were more than one "clause"?
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02 Aug 2017, 19:23
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Since "Clause" is in underlined portion of the sentence. It can be both(single or multiple)
I mean what if there was a single clause that makes us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest.
How can we be sure that there were more than one "clause"?

I have this same doubt

Experts please clarify

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15 Jul 2019, 22:49
VeritasKarishma could you please explain difference b/w C and E i.e. why lie in E is correct and lies in C is wrong?
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15 Jul 2019, 23:22
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Abhishek009 wrote:
In the fine print at the end of the document lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest.

A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that
B. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses which
C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that
D. lie the clauses that makes us liable for any expenses which
E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that

E

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The construction of the sentence is in "INVERTED Form". The object- Prepositional Phrase - is specified first in the original sentence.

The main clause is - "The clauses lies In the fine print at the end of the document" and the subordinating clause " That make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest"

In the this construction, the sentence introduces pronoun ambiguity for "WHICH". The antecedent "Clauses" is placed too far from pronoun "Which".

By inverting the sentence as stated in the original format will overcome the pronoun ambiguity error.
The original subject for main clause is "CLAUSES" (plural). Accordingly, Subject-verb agreement has to be placed.
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15 Jul 2019, 23:29
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Aviral1995 wrote:
VeritasKarishma could you please explain difference b/w C and E i.e. why lie in E is correct and lies in C is wrong?

C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that
Notice that the subject for the verb "make" (plural form) is "clause" (singular).

Hope this will help you to understand that in this construction, there is subject-verb agreement error.
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16 Jul 2019, 07:14
girivanish wrote:
Aviral1995 wrote:
VeritasKarishma could you please explain difference b/w C and E i.e. why lie in E is correct and lies in C is wrong?

C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that
Notice that the subject for the verb "make" (plural form) is "clause" (singular).

Hope this will help you to understand that in this construction, there is subject-verb agreement error.

Thank you so much, this helps.
I have another question of difference b/w lie and lies in option A and E
I think it should be lies(lies is the verb of the phrase preceding it).
Please let me know where i am gong wrong?
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Aviral1995 wrote:
girivanish wrote:
Aviral1995 wrote:
VeritasKarishma could you please explain difference b/w C and E i.e. why lie in E is correct and lies in C is wrong?

C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that
Notice that the subject for the verb "make" (plural form) is "clause" (singular).

Hope this will help you to understand that in this construction, there is subject-verb agreement error.

Thank you so much, this helps.
I have another question of difference b/w lie and lies in option A and E
I think it should be lies(lies is the verb of the phrase preceding it).
Please let me know where i am gong wrong?

A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that
Here the subject "Clauses" (plural) is not agree with verb "lies" (singular)

E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that
Here the subject "Clauses" (plural) is not agree with verb "lie" (plural)

The construction of the sentence is in "INVERTED Form". The object- Prepositional Phrase - is specified first in the original sentence.

The main clause should be - "The clauses lies In the fine print at the end of the document" and the subordinating clause " That make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest"

In this construction, the sentence introduces pronoun ambiguity for "that" as a subject of subordinating clause because the antecedent "Clauses" is placed too far from pronoun "that".

By inverting the sentence as stated in the original format will overcome the pronoun ambiguity error.
The original subject for main clause is "CLAUSES" (plural). Accordingly, Subject-verb agreement has to be placed.
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